Thursday, February 10, 2011

Nebraska Hunting Accidents Down In 2010

LINCOLN (AP) — The number of hunting accidents in Nebraska is down.
The Nebraska Games and Parks Commission on Monday says there were eight accidents in 2010, including one death. There were 12 hunting accidents, including two deaths, in 2009.

Officials say seven of the accidents in 2010 involved the discharge of a firearm. In October, a man died after he was shot by a 14-year-old boy while hunting in Washington County. The teen was carrying a loaded and cocked muzzle loader, and it discharged as he was crossing a log, hitting the other hunter in the back.

The other accident in 2010 involved a hunter falling from an elevated stand.

The commission says hunting accidents are rare in Nebraska, but safety remains a concern.

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